Mr PASIN (Barker) (13:56): In Barker we’re blessed to have a large number of volunteers and residents who do an exceptional amount for the community. This year, more than ever, we have so much to be thankful for from them as we deal with the aftermath of bushfires, drought and, obviously, the global pandemic. On Monday, eight residents in Barker were recipients of Queen’s Birthday honours, and I want to thank them in this place for all they’ve done for their industry and for our community.
Mr James Hutchison from Kingston received an AM for significant services to amateur radio, particularly to satellite and space communications. Mr Graham Day of Bordertown received an OAM for services to the livestock industry. Mr Donald Juers of Kingston-on-Murray received an OAM for services to powerlifting and to the community. Mrs Janice McClellan from Bordertown received an OAM for services to the Bordertown community. Mrs Jillian Paterson and Mr William Paterson of Meningie both received OAMs for services to the Meningie community and for natural resource conservation. Mr Murray Sherwell AFSM of Naracoorte received an OAM for services to the Limestone Coast community. Mrs Margaret Wortley from Naracoorte received an OAM for services to that community.
I think these outstanding citizens for their service. Our community is richer and stronger for their contribution.